Real Victor Johnson

July 14, 1928November 23, 2021

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Real Victor Johnson, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mr. Johnson passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, he was a son of the late Oscar Johnson and Germaine Grenon Johnson. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a retired Tech Sergeant. Real later worked for City of Columbia in Fleet Services. In his spare time, he loved to fish.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he is survived by his wife, Beatrice Elvin Johnson of Columbia; sons, Alan R. Johnson (Nancy) of Lexington, and Mark V. Johnson (Cynthia) of Columbia; three grandchildren, Whitney Calhoun (Neil), Brittany Baker (Aric), and Corey Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Deagan Baker, Eli Calhoun, and Emery Johnson; sister, Glorianna Johnson of Arizona; two nieces; and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ted Johnson, and his sister, Pauline Buttie.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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Darlene Florio

November 27, 2021

Very sorry for your loss. Uncle Real was a kind man. We use to think it was funny that my mom and he had the same birthday. But she would always forget to send him a birthday card. Until she received his card for her birthday, she would run out pickup a card for him and mail it right away.

Gloriana Johnson

November 26, 2021

Real always liked to build or fix things even as a boy. He once built
a canoe, and I helped him haul it to
the lake at the State Park called Lincoln Woods. When we got there I helped him put it in the water, but he wouldn't let me get in with him. I was very upset till
the canoe started to sink, then I
realized that big brother was just
Looking out for me because he knew I couldn't swim.